Violence and Non-Violence Across Time 2018 DOI: 10.4324/9780429466205-12 View full text
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Roger Jeffery

Abstract: War against disease without violence to clinical trial participants? Roger Jeffery 'War' discourses characterise increasing areas of modern life, from the wars on illegal drugs, on terrorism, on racism and on illegal immigration, and wars on disease are also commonplace. Other martial metaphors include the use of patients as 'targets' or seeing pharmaceuticals as 'golden bullets' in the treatment of disease. In India since 2005, this kind of approach and its implications for the management of clinical trials o…

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